What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, non-contagious inflammatory relapsing condition characterized by erythema (redness) of the skin and visible blood vessels, especially that of face. To an untrained eye, it resembles a sunburn. In the initial stages, the redness may be fleeting in nature, but it becomes a permanent fixture as time progresses. The prevalence of rosacea in this high-risk group ranges from 2-22%.

What are the triggers for Rosacea?

  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Spicy food
  • Menopause
  • Strong emotions
  • Cosmetics